EmComm in Phoenix AZ
Insurance companies are a great indicator to watch when it comes to emergency mitigation. Their sole financial concern with relation to a geographical area is what the risks for major catastrophe are. Luckily, insurance companies rate Arizona VERY well in terms of risk from natural and man-made disaster. However, the risks are still there, and they are still very real.
Our #1 catastrophic risk
Most residents in Phoenix, Arizona's largest metropolitan area with over 1.6 million people, don't realize that the largest nuclear power plant in the United States is just 45 miles west of their homes. They also don't realize that it is one of the most heavily guarded and overseen power plants in the country, and a high-risk target for war and terrorism. The Palo Verde plant supplies power for over 4 million people, and is not to be taken lightly.